It Fits!

I am thrilled to say that my math worked this time and my pullover fits just the way I hoped it would. I left it on the blocking mats with the box fan running for six hours before I finally went to bed, then turned it over to make sure the back would be dry this morning. It is, and I’m wearing it in the house today. It’s loose and cozy and will get a lot of use. I’ll have Brad take a photo later of me wearing it.

I’m also thrilled that I managed some serious stash busting with this project. It went pretty quickly, all things considered…even taking several days off due to my hands bothering me.

It was a cold night and it’s still in the high 20’s this morning with the sun shining, and a pretty good breeze blowing, but nothing like the 20 mph winds last night, thank goodness! It woke me up, rattling the window screen a couple of times last night. I have a north facing bedroom window and it bore the brunt of the wind gusts.

I have no plans to be out for anything, but Brad is making a food run for the family at the farm. All five grand-kids, and their dad, have been taking turns with upset tummy, vomiting, and low grade fever. The good news is that it doesn’t last very long, at the most about 48 hours.

I suggested soup from Panera and Audrey jumped at that suggestion. Brad ordered two cartons of their Chicken Noodle soup and I sent along a two quart mason jar of hot, strained chicken broth, fresh off the stove this morning. Panera’s soup can be a bit too salty and she can add some homemade broth if needed. I also had an eight-count carton of cans of Reed’s Ginger Beer for upset tummies and there’s four more four-count cartons in the garage if they need it.

I included a gallon ziplock bag half full of veggie trimmings for the hens. I’ve been meaning to do that for ages and, since I knew Brad would be headed to the farm today, I made a point of saving trimmings from our lunchtime salad making yesterday.

I stayed up late last night to watch one of my all time favorite Twilight Zone episodes, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, with William Shatner. You know! The one with the gremlin on the wing of the plane! SyFy channel was playing back to back Twilight Zone most of the day yesterday and we saw several good episodes that brought back memories from childhood. Ah, the 1960’s! A goldmine of horror shows!

Today it’s Sundance channel with back to back episodes of Columbo. Robert Culp is in the one I’m watching now. We always loved Columbo because you knew up front ‘who done it’ and got to watch Columbo work it out. And, of course, the biggest name star in a particular episode was the murderer. The episode coming up next is the one with Johnny Cash. I love that one!

I’m going to work on the ribbing of my socks for now and take a break when Brad gets back with our lunch. Today it’s Pizza Hut pizza with double pepperoni, red onion, green olives, and pineapple. Yum! And I have Guiness Stout in the fridge to go with it!

Have a blessed Sunday, ya’ll.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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